Hydraulic Safety in Construction

Hydraulic Safety In Construction Level E-Learning Course Overview and Instructor Led

IHSA CONSTRUCTION LEVEL COURSE OUTLINE:

Though hydraulic-operated equipment is used in all areas of construction, many workers are unaware of the associated hazards. Hydraulic related injuries include crushing, fractures, dislocations, lacerations, skin punctures, amputations, burns and fluid injection. Not only has injury and death occurred, but hydraulic failures have also caused environmental damage though spills, as well as property and equipment loss from fire and mechanical failure.

This Hydraulic Safety in Construction course contains over 800 visual learning aids including numerous videos, animations, procedures and reference documents. The goal of this course is to provide important knowledge which will assist in reducing risk and eliminating hazards for workers, equipment, companies and the environment. This course in combination with a full hydraulic safety program will greatly reduce risk.

This course complements the online Hydraulic Safety: Exposure Level and Hydraulic Safety: High Risk Maintenance Level courses.

 

IHSA CONSTRUCTION LEVEL COURSE TOPICS :

  • What are Hydraulic Fluilds, Types and Hazards
  • Importantance of Seals
  • Thermal Expansion
  • Exposure to Hydraulic Fluid and PCB’s
  • Guarding
  • Potentional Hazards
  • Hydraulic Tooling Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safety Devices
  • First Aid for Fluid Injection Injuries, Recognition and Protocol
  • Gravity is Your Enemy
  • Types of Hydraulic Hoses and Construction
  • Overhanging and Runaway Hazards
  • Hydraulic Hose Applications
  • Effects of Modifications to Hydraulic Components
  • Hazards of Hot Work Around Hydraulic Components
  • Specifications and Standards
  • Purpose of Hazard Assessment
  • How Accumulators Work, and their Hazards
  • Forms of Hazardous Energy
  • What is Lockout and Zero Energy State
  • Hydraulic Fluids and the Environment
  • Spill Preparedness

IHSA CONSTRUCTION LEVEL COURSE DURATION :

350 Minutes E-Learning / 1 Day Instructor Led

IHSA CONSTRUCTION LEVEL ASSESSMENT :

The Construction Level Testing is conducted throughout each chapter. The 57 test questions are designed primarily as a knowledge summarization of the program chapter and must be completed by each participant. HSAC testing has no pass/fail stipulation to receive a Certificate of completion.

IHSA CONSTRUCTION LEVEL CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION :

Users will receive their certificates and hard hat stickers by mail within 21 business days of IHSA receiving user completion notification. Mailed certificates will be sent to the address provided in the user application.

IHSA CERTIFICATE VALIDATION DATE :

Continuing education courses will be necessary to remain current with the latest safety bulletins, compliance changes in the industry, and the latest technology and resources available. Evolution brings constant change in both hazards and hazard mitigation. Certificates are valid for 3 years, this is  indicated on the certificate. Refresher courses will be available for user renewal.

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